Employee Position, Remote
As the Senior Editor, you will be responsible for the quality and integrity of our editorial content, including high-level substantive editing, structural editing, and final determination of suitability for publication. In cooperation with our leadership team, subject matter experts, and production specialists, the Senior Editor will ensure that our content meets our high standards of editorial excellence for instructors and students in a variety of higher ed settings.
About Soomo Learning
Since 2004, Soomo Learning has been creating high-quality, interactive, digital textbooks for higher education. We launched with the objective to “create courseware that works better and costs less than a traditional textbook.” As we put our work to the test, we learned it takes much more than changing a textbook to improve student outcomes. Outcome improvement comes from careful attention to the problems at hand, collaboration with faculty, and iteration. Soomo Learning is an organization built to uncover the strategies and tools to best enable student success in any given course. Today, Soomo Learning provides a broad range of services, technology, and content development for the design, delivery, and improvement of online, blended, and traditional courses. Soomo is a team of people who have chosen to invest our lives in creating better digital resources for learning.
Report: position reports to Executive Editor
Evaluating and razor-sharp editing of book-length digital textbooks and supplemental materials on a wide range of subjects.
Effectively organizing and completing assignments that meet our rigorous production deadlines and publishing goals
Ensuring that our content meets our high standards of instructional quality, audience sensitivity, and reader engagement
Working with editorial leadership and teammates to initiate ideas and solutions, anticipate and resolve problems, and ensure excellent results
Strengthening our products, processes, and outcomes by furthering your knowledge of disciplines and trends core to our team’s growth
BA/MA in English, education, or related field
5+ years as an editor in educational publishing, educational technology, or related industry
Strong technical skills using development and communication tools such as Word, Google Docs, and Slack
A willingness to learn new technologies and incorporate new skills and knowledge into daily work
Highly organized, self-motivated, with exceptional initiative and commitment to excellence
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Experience working with undergraduate curriculum strongly preferred
Compensation and benefits
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
Three weeks of paid time off per year plus 10 paid holidays
100% employer-paid health, vision, disability, and life insurance
401K plan with 4% match